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The Royal Botanic Gardens, which are just a short walk around the water's edge from the Sydney Opera House, are situated in one of the most picturesque settings of gardens anywhere in the world.
The harbourside gardens are on the eastern side of the Sydney central business district.
The gardens have been set out on undulating harbourside land and the views from the top of the hill are superb.
The gardens many large trees provide excellent shade in summer months. Sydneysiders leave the office buildings in the city at lunchtime and go into the gardens and sit on the grass and take in the harbour views.
A harbourside walkway skirts around the lower part of the gardens and is popular with lunchtime joggers.
The gardens have more than one million specimens and there is even a small hop-on hop-off "train" for the less energetic.
They are an excellent place to escape the noise of the city and are situated quite close to some of the major city hotels around Hyde Park.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are open daily at 6.30am and close at sunset. Entry to the gardens is free.
|Location:||Eastern edge of the CBD & bounded by Macquarie Street, the Cahill Expressway & Mrs Macquarie Road|
|Telephone:||+61 2 9231 8111
[Weekends +61 3 9231 8125]
|Opening Hours:||Nov - Feb 07:00 to 20:00
Mar & Oct 07:00 to 18:30
Apr & Sep 07:00 to 18:00
May & Aug 07:00 to 17:30
Jun & Jul 07:00 to 17:00
|Amenities:||Toilets, Shop, Visitor Information Centre & Restaurant & Café|
|Services:||Free Guided Walks, Education Service, Friends of the Gardens, Trackless Train Tour & Wheelchair Hire|
|Special Features:||Sydney Tropical Centre
Cadi Jam Ora
Hongkong Bank Oriental Garden
Government House Grounds
Rare & Threatened Plants Gardens
The Wollemi Pine
|Website:||Royal Botanic Gardens|